"Letter from Duke's Dean Sue‏"

<p>Did anybody get this email?</p>

<p>If you did, can you please tell me what it is about? because I'm away and my word document is messed up so I can't read it for a while.</p>


<p>no one received this email?</p>

<p>April 2, 2010</p>

<p>Congratulations on you admittance to Duke! Let me be one of the first among many to welcome you. Duke’s students, faculty and staff look forward to having you on campus as a member of the Class of 2014. We are already in preparation for your arrival in August 2010 for move in and new student orientation. </p>

<p>By offering you admission to this community of scholars, Duke has not just invited you, but actually expects you to make a positive and distinct impact on the campus, both inside and outside the classroom. As the Dean of Students, I have the good fortune of working with and getting to know many exceptional students as they engage in a variety of opportunities at Duke and in the Durham community. As you know, Duke is exceptionally strong in its academic programs and offerings. We are also tremendously proud of the breadth and depth of our student organizations and the opportunity for involvement in life outside the classroom. I hope you will spend some time before you arrive on campus to consider the many co-curricular activities available at Duke. You might want to take a look at the Office of Student Activities and Facilities website at <a href="http://osaf.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studentorgs/index.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://osaf.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studentorgs/index.html&lt;/a>, focusing specifically on the DukeGroups website. </p>

<p>In addition, during the first week of classes in the fall, there is an enormous student activities fair. Over 150 organizations participate, and it is a terrific chance for incoming students to discover the vast array of clubs and organizations available on campus. The majority of the first-year class participates each year, signing up for familiar and favorite activities as well as getting involved in activities that spark a new interest. From political/activist groups and religious-based organizations to sports clubs and academic teams to student publications and the arts, hundreds of opportunities exist for involvement.</p>

<p>One of the hallmarks of Duke's extracurricular activities is that you can decide to get involved at almost any time during your undergraduate career, as well as determine your level of involvement. Your high school is probably similar to many others in that top leadership positions tend to be exclusively reserved for seniors, but at Duke there are many organizational presidents, chairs, and coordinators who are sophomores and juniors. There are also some organizations designed exclusively for first year-students. With students possessing the ability to jump into areas of interest with both feet, many of our students and their organizations make a tremendous impact on the university community, the surrounding Durham community, and beyond. </p>

<p>As a first-year student, you will live on East Campus, a vibrant community that has been the home of each entering class since 1995. East Campus provides you a wonderful opportunity to network with other first-year students, live among faculty members, establish a firm academic footing, and create lasting friendships. This residential community is a signature piece of the Duke undergraduate experience – one that is enjoyable and eases the transition to college. </p>

<p>In May, you will receive materials from our Office of New Student and Family Programs, including the Duke Blue Book, which outlines your “To Do List” prior to your arrival on campus. In addition, we will mail you a copy of the recently announced summer reading Every Thing Matters by Ron Currie, Jr. This is the first opportunity for your class to engage in a common academic experience. For many years, the summer reading program has provided a unique launching pad for students as they begin their Duke careers.</p>

<p>I hope you will allow me to share with you just a few personal comments about my own Duke experience. I arrived on campus as a freshman over 35 years ago and I have remained here ever since, completing three degrees, working in Student Affairs, serving as an academic advisor and teaching in the Program in Education. Never did I imagine that I would make Duke my home. This place is truly remarkable as it allows each individual to define and shape a unique, personal experience while being a part of a supportive and caring community. My hope for you is that whether you stay here for four years or for a lifetime, you, too, are challenged each and every day to expand your mind, your spirit and your overall perspective on the world.</p>

<p>Should you have questions prior to your arrival in August, Duke has many resources available to you. Specific questions concerning aid and loan packages should be directed to Financial Aid at Duke</a> Financial Aid or via email at <a href="mailto:finaid@duke.edu">finaid@duke.edu</a>, while more general inquiries can be directed to the Office of New Student and Family Programs at Student</a> Affairs at Duke University. You may also email us at <a href="mailto:newstudents@duke.edu">newstudents@duke.edu</a>. </p>

<p>The entire Division of Student Affairs is thrilled to know you are the first members of the Class of 2014. Feel free to explore our division web site (Student</a> Affairs at Duke University) .</p>

<p>Enjoy the spring – we look forward to seeing you soon. Go Duke!</p>

<p>Sincerely, </p>

<p>“Dean Sue”, T’76, G’78, L’93
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
and Dean of Students</p>

<p>Didn't get this.</p>

<p>didn't get this either...</p>

<p>Well, the person who sends out this email also wrote;</p>

I am forwarding a letter from Dean Sue, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, at Duke. I've had some problems with my email program so I apologize if you receive this more than once.

<p>So I assume the problem with her email programme might be why some people are not getting this email as quickly as they would have otherwise.</p>

<p>To the OP and anyone else who is curious...the reason that the attachment looks "messed up" is that whoever sent the email typed it on a mac and you are on a pc. They must have made a mistake and saved it in a mac format. If you search google, you can find programs that will expand it so you can read it on your pc.</p>

<p>Definitely didn't get this email either...</p>

<p>Check your spam folder. It was in mine.</p>

<p>Nothing, Spam folder or otherwise.</p>

<p>Just got this email today. Do you think it's legit? Personally, I'm a little weary.</p>

It's legit. Dean Sue is awesome.</p>

<p>yeah..my son got this five years ago..this is a get acquainted and welcome letter...you are invited to be part of the Duke family now...and she is a well known figure on campus</p>

<p>Yeah, I just got this. Its hella in small print though.</p>